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 (ăb-stro͞os′, əb-)
Difficult to understand; recondite: The students avoided the professor's abstruse lectures.

[Latin abstrūsus, past participle of abstrūdere, to hide : abs-, ab-, away; see ab-1 + trūdere, to push; see treud- in Indo-European roots.]

ab·struse′ly adv.
ab·struse′ness n.
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Noun1.abstruseness - the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understandabstruseness - the quality of being unclear or abstruse and hard to understand
incomprehensibility - the quality of being incomprehensible
2.abstruseness - wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profoundabstruseness - wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound; "the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs"
wisdom - accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment
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[æbˈstruːsnɪs] Nlo recóndito, carácter m abstruso



(əbˈstruːs) adjective
difficult to understand. abstruse reasoning.
abˈstruseness noun
References in classic literature ?
Readily; I have solved others of an abstruseness ten thousand times greater.
However, it has to be said that the volume's chapters vary widely in their length, quality, and level of abstruseness.
Biography may provide the problematic inheritance of a vanishing distinctiveness that is precisely defective as a way of handling the intricacy and abstruseness of resourcefulness.
persistence and abstruseness, reflect the failings of habeas law more
This 'show talk' has been described as a version of The Emperor's New Clothes when it earns false adoration from those too confronted by the abstruseness of the language to question it (Medvetz, 2012: 89).
3) Psychological attributes such as France's "velocita, eleganza, spontaneita" (velocity, elegance, spontaneity); Japan's "agilita, progresso, risolutezza" (agility, progress, resoluteness); Montenegro's "indipendenza, ambizione, temerita" (independence, ambition, and temerity) are thus visually opposed to Germany's "filosofumo, pesantezza, rozzezza, brutalita" (philosophic abstruseness, heaviness, coarseness, brutality); Austria's "bigottismo, papalismo, inquisizione" (bigotry, Papalism, inquisition) and Turkey's complete lack of qualities (indicated with a zero).
If the term topodynamics connotes an uninviting abstruseness, the opening lines of this interesting collection are bracingly frank (if unhelpfully gendered):
There are many good reasons to contemplate Wojtyfa's philosophy despite its abstruseness.
The reproach of obscurity and abstruseness which is constantly hurled at him is but the consequence of his essential belief: language for the West Indian writer is the only way of shaping the future" ("Order" 127).
Ay-raly's inherent abstruseness within his painstakingly detailed illustrations of provocative deviance is not so much to confound us but to challenge us.
He indulged neither in the rhetoric of Amir Khusro, nor in the abstruseness of Badre Chach, but writes in lucid graphic and simple style.
Despite the abstruseness of Stephane Mallarme's poetry, for example, and the importance he assigned to the aesthetic experience itself, the symbolist was nonetheless engaged in a rigorous search for absolute truth; as her book reveals, Caddy, too, has not yet completely abandoned the pursuit of meaning.